GNC Sensors for Planetary Landers - A Review

S.M. Parkes, V. Silva

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    Computer vision technology is being developed by ESA to support the navigation and autonomous landing of spacecraft on a planet's surface. A computer vision system is used to navigate the lander relative to the planet's surface and to detect any obstacles close to the target landing site. The computer vision system will be supported by other Guidance and Navigation Control (GNC) sensors. This paper provides a review of GNC sensors for possible use on a planetary lander in support of a primary vision-based sensor, it also describes how those sensors will be simulated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDASIA (Data Systems in Aerospace) 2002
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9290928190
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
    EventDASIA 2002, Data Systems In Aerospace - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 13 May 200216 May 2002


    ConferenceDASIA 2002, Data Systems In Aerospace


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